COM ARTS 565

The relation of communication processes to interethnic and interracial attitudes and behavior. Social and psychological foundations of interethnic communication and conflict, group identification and communication processes, interpersonal communication and culture, communication about race and ethnicity, …

COM ARTS 560

Introduction and survey of contributions of behavioral science and philosophy to a unified theory of communication.

COM ARTS 562

Examination of theories of deliberation and controversy. Application of theories to public controversies.

COM ARTS 525

In our contemporary media environment, more news about politics is created and consumed than ever before, but by smaller and smaller numbers of people than in previous decades. In this class we explore how political …

COM ARTS 522

Teaches the use of digital recording technologies, archiving, and analysis of everyday communication and culture. Surveys scholarly approaches to everyday expressive communication.

COM ARTS 509

Course examines core questions related to the impacts of digital media (including but not limited to the Internet) on processes of political communication and the health of democratic governance in advanced industrialized democracies.

COM ARTS 476

A survey of rhetorical criticism methods. Students apply these methods to landmark historical and contemporary texts – from presidential war discourse to women’s suffrage rhetoric to timely political debates.

COM ARTS 478

Explores and analyzes Internet communication as a magnifier, transmitter, and limiter of power for both individual people and institutions with special attention to the roles of politics, social issues, and justice. Students use rhetorical analysis …

COM ARTS 472

Explore the technologies of rhetoric and the rhetoric of technology’s impact on the culture from which it emerges. Collect and apply a number of perspectives on the relationship between technology and society; explore the effect …

COM ARTS 470

Examines themes, genres, and significant instances of contemporary political discourse, as well as issues and concerns that arise in public discussions of political discourse. Case studies and theoretical analyses are considered.